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Greetings on Memorial Day

Greetings on Memorial Day

In observance of the U.S. national holiday Memorial Day, we will not be posting today. We will return tomorrow with more great Holland America Blog content.

Veendam Crew Preps for Filipino Independence Day

Veendam Crew Preps for Filipino Independence Day

Coming upon the Filipino community on board very shortly is their Independence Day which is on June 12. In preparation for their celebrations, I have been working with the Filipino unit representatives to organize some fun activities and sports events commemorating traditional games that take place back home in the Philippines. Here are a few…   read more of “Veendam Crew Preps…”

Volendam Celebrates Mother’s Day in Grand Style

Volendam Celebrates Mother’s Day in Grand Style

Special thanks to Hans Becker, Volendam’s beverage manager, for sending us these photos of the ship’s Mother’s Day festivities. On May 8, the Volendam celebrated Mother’s Day. Many activities were planned for the day, however the two highlights were the Mother’s Day Sunday market by the pool that featured fresh fruits, smoothies, ice carvings, vegetable…   read more of “Volendam Celebrates…”

Easter Celebration on Zaandam

Easter Celebration on Zaandam

Here are pictures from the Easter festivities held on board the Zaandam. Special thanks to Zaandam’s Culinary Operations Manager Jan ten Have and Hotel Manager Kees B. Streuding for the photos.